September 5, 2011

Derek Douglas Earns CFPA Weekly Honor

Charleston, S.C. - The Citadel's Derek Douglas was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Performers of the Week on Monday. Douglas is one of eight Southern Conference players honored this week.

Douglas (Garland, Texas) wreaked havoc against Jacksonville on Saturday as the starting right defensive tackle recorded three solo tackles, two tackles for a loss of 15 yards, recovered a fumble and picked up a pair of sacks for 15 yards. He was part of the tandem that sacked Dolphin quarterback Josh McGregor five times and held the Jacksonville offense to negative 22 yards rushing. Jacksonville, who led the FCS in total offense in 2010, was held to just 186 total yards in the contest.

Named a 2011 team captain by his peers as a redshirt sophomore, Douglas competed in all 11 contests a year ago. He picked up 41 tackles, 3.5 sacks and forced a fumble in 2010 while recording a pair of sacks against Chowan in the season-opener.

The Citadel returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 10 in their conference-opener against the Furman Paladins. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. For more information on Bulldog Football, visit the official website of The Citadel Athletics at www.CitadelSports.com or follow the Dogs on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/citadelsports and twitter.com/citadelfootball.

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